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Many seem to talk about conscience but few understand it. Definitions for conscience vary from justification, moral sensibility, to a severe moral taskmaster. Thomas D. Williams explores the conscience from a Christian perspective. Knowing Right From Wrong investigates the “relationship among conscience, freedom, faith, truth and happiness”
Williams points out:
1. “Conscience is more than a feeling.
2. Conscience involves moral judgment.
3. Christian conscience is interpersonal.”
In the chapter “Altered States” Williams discusses loss of conscience:
1. “ Sneakiness
2. Moral Parenthesis
3. An eagerness for loopholes
4. Flight from prayer
Williams addresses freewill in chapter 14 “Your Right to Say No.” Knowing Right From Wrong has discussion questions at the end of each chapter, making this a great book study. This is not a simple topic however, Williams makes it understandable and fascinating. Williams writes with an extremely intelligent style. His theses are complex. Scholars, students, and philosophers will find Knowing Right From Wrong an interesting and priceless tool.